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MBTA janitors hold protests on imminent layoffs, hour loss

A few dozen janitors in purple SEIU T-shirts and several in full-body cockroach costumes gathered on the lawn by the Brewer’s Fountain Plaza where they performed a parody of “Charlie on the MBTA” to protest pending layoffs.

Elizabeth Warren’s recipe for change

Now, after more than four years in the Senate, Warren is tying together her life story, her analysis of what’s wrong with the economy and her prescription for fixing it into a speech, versions of which she has delivered at ...

Signs of media shift on charter schools

In recent coverage, newspapers, other news outlets, journalists and commentators increasingly have questioned the effectiveness of charter schools.The trend emerges in advance of a statewide vote on whether to permit charters’ expansion.

Rox youth report stress, distrust of police in poll

A teen- and young adult-led community self-study of 128 Roxbury youth found most reported being stressed, impacted from community violence and unlikely to go to police for help.

Fairmount Innovation Lab Accelerator Now Accepting Applicants for Fall 2016 Cycle

Build Your Creative or Social Enterprise Into a Sustainable Business

Conan Harris

Conan Harris, deputy director of Public Safety Initiatives in the city’s Office of Public Safety, takes on an addition role as director of My Brother’s Keeper Boston as the program completes its second year.

Q&A: Mayor Walsh talks on housing, police hiring, body cams & schools

Bay State Banner reporters sat down with Mayor Martin Walsh to discuss diversity in policing, body cameras, affordable housing and next year’s Boston Public School budget outlook.

After struggles, HiSET attainment and a brighter future

Naomie Charles’ prospects have come a long way in two years. With the help of College Bound Dorchester, Charles achieved high school equivalency and will enroll in college this fall.

City teachers try to make do with fewer staff, supplies

BPS teachers say budget shortfalls are cutting critical services in their schools and causing them to dig deeper into their own pockets for classroom supplies.

A Cape Verdean-English dictionary

Dorchester resident Manuel Da Luz Goncalves has compiled a 40,000-word Cape Verdean Creole-to-English dictionary, working over the last 10 years with the literature, folklore and music of the West African archipelago to determine standard spelling and meaning for the words.

More BPS budget cut fights likely next year

This year’s fraught Boston Public School budget decisions are unlikely to become a thing of the past, Mayor Martin Walsh said. Elected officials split over calling for more school funding or for more cost-trimming first.

Candidates prepare for state House races

With the September 8 Democratic primary approaching, candidates seeking state House rep seats are reaching out to voters in the fourteenth, twelfth, eleventh and seventh Suffolk districts.

Baker announces hiring transparency initiative

Governor Charlie Baker last week announced the launch of the Baker-Polito Administration’s hiring transparency initiative, providing new online search features for new hires in Executive Department offices. Effective immediately, the public will have access to a web page within the ...

Lydia Edwards

Lydia Edwards has been appointed to head the newly-formed Office of Housing Stability. As a Deputy Director within the Department of Neighborhood Development, Edwards will be responsible for programs to assist Boston residents in housing crisis - whether due to ...

BRA ok’s phase three for Jackson Square redevelopment project

Developers will construct 144 housing units at 25 Amory Street and 250 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain along with retail and park space.